World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Taylor College and Seminary

Taylor College and Seminary
Former names
Christian Training Institute, North American Baptist College, Edmonton Baptist Seminary
Motto Pro Deo et Veritate
Motto in English
For God and Truth
Established 1940
Type Private Christian University and Seminary
Affiliation North American Baptist Conference
President David Williams
Academic staff
5
Administrative staff
10
Students 120
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates available
Other students
non-credit, continuing education courses
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Campus suburban
Colours blue      & white     
Affiliations ATS, The Association for Biblical Higher Education
Website Taylor College and Seminary
Taylor College and Seminary is a private college in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As its mission, Taylor seeks to "develop Christ-minded leaders who make a difference in the world." The enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Programs 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The college was established in 1940 as the Christian Training Institute. In 1949 the school became affiliated to the North American Baptist Conference.[2] It was accredited by the Department of Education of Alberta in 1952. A divinity school was added in 1958.

The institution moved from its original location near the U of A to its present location on 23 Avenue in 1968. With the help of the alumni association, a 28-acre campus was purchased, and a major building program was carried out in 1968, including an administration building, two dormitories and the Student Union Building, at a cost of over $1,000,000. The institute was renamed North American Baptist College and endorsed by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges the same year. On July 29, 1988, the college signed an affiliation agreement with the University of Alberta, which remained in place for a number of years.

An accredited "university college" began offering undergraduate programs in 2002, and the school changed its name to Taylor University College and Seminary. The undergraduate programs were ended in June 2009.[3] Taylor Seminary continues to operate, and the E P Wahl Centre began offering non-credit educational programs in 2008-09; a Conservatory of Music was added in 2010.

In 2010, a large portion of the campus was sold and is now home to CDI College and Concordia High School, which began leasing space from CDI in 2011.

A history of Taylor was written by former president Dr. J. Walter Goltz in 2009, titled "For God and Truth." An addendum to that book (For God and Truth: An Update), covering the recent changes at the institution, is available online.

Programs

Taylor Seminary offers an assortment of programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies: TESOL (2 Years)
  • Diploma in Christian Studies (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Intercultural Studies (1 Year)
  • Diploma in TESOL Studies
  • Certificate in Biblical Exposition
  • Certificate in Pastoral Care
  • Certificate in Pastoral Leadership
  • Certificate in Spiritual Formation
  • Continuing Education

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=p19p5.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779737932 Post-secondary Learning Act
  2. ^
  3. ^

External links

  • Taylor College and Seminary

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.